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90.902 Self-authentication.--Extrinsic evidence of authenticity as a condition precedent to admissibility is not required for:
(1) A document bearing:
(a) A seal purporting to be that of the United States or any state, district, commonwealth, territory, or insular possession thereof; the Panama Canal Zone; the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; or a court, political subdivision, department, officer, or agency of any of them; and
(b) A signature by the custodian of the document attesting to the authenticity of the seal.
(2) A document not bearing a seal but purporting to bear a signature of an officer or employee of any entity listed in subsection (1), affixed in the officer's or employee's official capacity.
(3) An official foreign document, record, or entry that is:
(a) Executed or attested to by a person in the person's official capacity authorized by the laws of a foreign country to make the execution or attestation; and
(b) Accompanied by a final certification, as provided herein, of the genuineness of the signature and official position of:
1. The executing person; or
2. Any foreign official whose certificate of genuineness of signature and official position relates to the execution or attestation or is in a chain of certificates of genuineness of signature and official position relating to the execution or attestation.
The final certification may be made by a secretary of an embassy or legation, consul general, consul, vice consul, or consular agent of the United States or a diplomatic or consular official of the foreign country assigned or accredited to the United States. When the parties receive reasonable opportunity to investigate the authenticity and accuracy of official foreign documents, the court may order that they be treated as presumptively authentic without final certification or permit them in evidence by an attested summary with or without final certification.
(4) A copy of an official public record, report, or entry, or of a document authorized by law to be recorded or filed and actually recorded or filed in a public office, including data compilations in any form, certified as correct by the custodian or other person authorized to make the certification by certificate complying with subsection (1), subsection (2), or subsection (3) or complying with any act of the Legislature or rule adopted by the Supreme Court.
(5) Books, pamphlets, or other publications purporting to be issued by a governmental authority.
(6) Printed materials purporting to be newspapers or periodicals.
(7) Inscriptions, signs, tags, or labels purporting to have been affixed in the course of business and indicating ownership, control, or origin.
(8) Commercial papers and signatures thereon and documents relating to them, to the extent provided in the Uniform Commercial Code.
(9) Any signature, document, or other matter declared by the Legislature to be presumptively or prima facie genuine or authentic.
(10) Any document properly certified under the law of the jurisdiction where the certification is made.
(11) An original or a duplicate of evidence that would be admissible under s. 90.803(6), which is maintained in a foreign country or domestic location and is accompanied by a certification or declaration from the custodian of the records or another qualified person certifying or declaring that the record:
(a) Was made at or near the time of the occurrence of the matters set forth by, or from information transmitted by, a person having knowledge of those matters;
(b) Was kept in the course of the regularly conducted activity; and
(c) Was made as a regular practice in the course of the regularly conducted activity,
provided that falsely making such a certification or declaration would subject the maker to criminal penalty under the laws of the foreign or domestic location in which the certification or declaration was signed.
History.--s. 1, ch. 76-237; s. 1, ch. 77-77; s. 1, ch. 77-174; s. 22, ch. 78-361; s. 1, ch. 78-379; s. 501, ch. 95-147; s. 3, ch. 2003-259.



Florida Rules of Evidence
90.101 Short title.
90.102 Construction.
90.103 Scope; applicability.
90.104 Rulings on evidence.
90.105 Preliminary questions.
90.106 Summing up and comment by judge.
90.107 Limited admissibility.
90.108 Introduction of related writings or recorded statements.
90.201 Matters which must be judicially noticed.
90.202 Matters which may be judicially noticed.
90.203 Compulsory judicial notice upon request.
90.204 Determination of propriety of judicial notice and nature of matter noticed.
90.205 Denial of a request for judicial notice.
90.206 Instructing jury on judicial notice.
90.207 Judicial notice by trial court in subsequent proceedings.
90.301 Presumption defined; inferences.
90.302 Classification of rebuttable presumptions.
90.303 Presumption affecting the burden of producing evidence defined.
90.304 Presumption affecting the burden of proof defined.
90.401 Definition of relevant evidence.
90.402 Admissibility of relevant evidence.
90.4025 Admissibility of paternity determination in certain criminal prosecutions.
90.4026 Statements expressing sympathy; admissibility; definitions.
90.403 Exclusion on grounds of prejudice or confusion.
90.404 Character evidence; when admissible.
90.405 Methods of proving character.
90.406 Routine practice.
90.407 Subsequent remedial measures.
90.408 Compromise and offers to compromise.
90.409 Payment of medical and similar expenses.
90.410 Offer to plead guilty; nolo contendere; withdrawn pleas of guilty.
90.501 Privileges recognized only as provided.
90.5015 Journalist's privilege.
90.502 Lawyer-client privilege.
90.503 Psychotherapist-patient privilege.
90.5035 Sexual assault counselor-victim privilege.
90.5036 Domestic violence advocate-victim privilege.
90.504 Husband-wife privilege.
90.505 Privilege with respect to communications to clergy.
90.5055 Accountant-client privilege.
90.506 Privilege with respect to trade secrets.
90.507 Waiver of privilege by voluntary disclosure.
90.508 Privileged matter disclosed under compulsion or without opportunity to claim privilege.
90.509 Application of privileged communication.
90.510 Privileged communication necessary to adverse party.
90.601 General rule of competency.
90.603 Disqualification of witness.
90.604 Lack of personal knowledge.
90.605 Oath or affirmation of witness.
90.606 Interpreters and translators.
90.6063 Interpreter services for deaf persons.
90.607 Competency of certain persons as witnesses.
90.608 Who may impeach.
90.609 Character of witness as impeachment.
90.610 Conviction of certain crimes as impeachment.
90.611 Religious beliefs or opinions.
90.612 Mode and order of interrogation and presentation.
90.613 Refreshing the memory of a witness.
90.614 Prior statements of witnesses.
90.615 Calling witnesses by the court.
90.616 Exclusion of witnesses.
90.701 Opinion testimony of lay witnesses.
90.702 Testimony by experts.
90.703 Opinion on ultimate issue.
90.704 Basis of opinion testimony by experts.
90.705 Disclosure of facts or data underlying expert opinion.
90.706 Authoritativeness of literature for use in cross-examination.
90.801 Hearsay; definitions; exceptions.
90.802 Hearsay rule.
90.803 Hearsay exceptions; availability of declarant immaterial.
90.804 Hearsay exceptions; declarant unavailable.
90.805 Hearsay within hearsay.
90.806 Attacking and supporting credibility of declarant.
90.901 Requirement of authentication or identification.
90.902 Self-authentication.
90.903 Testimony of subscribing witness unnecessary.
90.91 Photographs of property wrongfully taken; use in prosecution, procedure; return of property to owner.
90.951 Definitions.
90.952 Requirement of originals.
90.953 Admissibility of duplicates.
90.954 Admissibility of other evidence of contents.
90.955 Public records.
90.956 Summaries.
90.957 Testimony or written admissions of a party.
90.958 Functions of court and jury.
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